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Brett Favre: Packers drafting Rodgers in 2005 and Love in 2020 is completely different in a single key means

Many sports activities followers and media members like to check the Brett Favre-Aaron Decide Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback controversy to the brand new Rodgers-Jordan Love intrigue which is comprehensible.

Each Favre and Rodgers led the Packers to a Tremendous Bowl title. Each are beloved Packers.

Each had been of their mid-30s when the Packers drafted a quarterback of the long run within the first spherical, Rodgers because the 24th total decide in 2005 and Love because the 26th total choice in 2020.

However Favre mentioned the 2 conditions are completely different in a single massive means.

“I believe after I have a look at this example with Aaron and my scenario, sure, they’re very, very comparable. However there’s a massive distinction: They had been a number of performs away from the Tremendous Bowl this yr. Once we drafted Aaron, that wasn’t the case,” Favre mentioned not too long ago to ESPN Wisconsin. “In order that made extra sense.”

Throughout that 2004 season, the Packers overcame a 1-Four begin to make the playoffs at 10-6 however misplaced at house within the NFC wild-card spherical to the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers, however, led the Packers to the NFC Championship final season underneath first-year coach Matt LaFleur, the place they misplaced 37-20 to the San Francisco 49ers.

Brett Favre (left) and Aaron Rodgers in 2006AP

Favre — who nonetheless was capable of lead the Packers to the NFC title sport in 2007, a 23-20 to the eventual Tremendous Bowl-champion Giants — mentioned he knew the group was prepared at hand the keys to Rodgers.

“The age, clearly is identical,” Favre mentioned, referring to the time each Packers legends watched their workforce draft their quarterback of the long run. “My final yr as a Packer was certainly one of my finest years statistically talking, and we had been very near the Tremendous Bowl, clearly. However Aaron was a number of years entrenched throughout the group.”

Favre additionally mentioned he was shocked the Packers didn’t give Rodgers extra weapons within the 2020 NFL Draft.

“Look, I don’t know the group (anymore),” he mentioned. “I met Matt LaFleur. He looks as if an ideal man, an ideal coach. Everybody has their causes, and I believe their intentions and causes are for the betterment of the workforce. However I used to be very shocked that they didn’t go along with rapid assist that may assist proper now.

“I’ve no laborious emotions — I don’t even know Jordan Love. And he could also be an ideal participant. Comfortable for him. It was simply my opinion, that I felt like they might go along with an instantaneous want — and I’m positive Aaron in all probability thought that as properly.”

This isn’t the primary time Favre talked concerning the Rodgers scenario. The Corridor of Fame quarterback not too long ago mentioned the Packers’ determination to draft the 21-year-old Love goes to embroil the group in pointless controversy.

“I simply assume that Inexperienced Bay isn’t going anyplace with out Aaron Rodgers within the subsequent few years,” Favre mentioned after the draft. “I might do all I may to not burn that bridge and I don’t assume that they did that. I believe that they burned a bridge that’s going to be laborious to beat. Sooner or later, I believe it should rear its ugly head.”